The Centre men's team dropped a 2-1 decision to visiting Southwestern and left coach Jeb Burch questioning his team again.
"We are in a lot of trouble right now. This was bad news for us and was an extremely disappointing loss," Burch said. "Our skill level is really lacking and our players just give the ball up too easily.
'Our confidence level is low. Centre soccer is not used to being in this situation. We just have to work harder. If we do, we can still salvage the season. But it won't be easy."
Centre outshot the winners 19-6, but Southwestern goalkeeper Jacob Henderson had seven saves.
Southwestern's first goal came on a 40-yard shot by J.P. Morgan. Kevin Donovan got credit for the second goal with 16 minutes to go when his shot deflected off a Centre defender into the goal. Pete Millon got Centre's only goal off an assist from Andy Placido with 27 seconds to play.
Lindenwood, a NAIA school in St. Louis, beat the Colonels 2-0 Sunday.
"We played a very good team that was just too much for us," Centre coach Tom Hobbs said. "We had nice opportunities to score both halves but couldn't."
At Greencastle, Ind., Centre beat Oglethorpe 30-29, 30-31, 30-17 and then outlasted Rose-Hulman 30-15, 27-30, 30-27, 30-19 to claim fourth place in the SCAC East Division.
Whitney Faust had 15 kills and three blocks against Oglethorpe and Kate Bennett had 13 kills. Leah Ballinger had 38 assists and 14 digs for Centre (13-6) and Kate Guthrie had 13 digs.
Against Rose-Hulman, Ballinger had 48 assists and 14 digs while Adair Howell had 10 kills and six blocks. Guthrie added five assists while Bennett had 12 kills and Faust 10. Danielle Norman had four blocks.
"We were down 11-4 in game three against Rose-Hulman and came back to win. We knew we had to win to take fourth place and this was a big victory for us," Centre coach Stephanie Dragan said.